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A regularly published podcast by a self-described hacker, curmudgeon and hacktivist about the practice and profession of programming drawing on over a decade of professional experience and a lifetime spent hacking, the intersection of politics and society with technology and anything else clever, elegant or funny that catches my mind as a die hard technology geek.

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Feb 13, 2016 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: Wood Shop Enters the Age of High-Tech Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace Why the Policy Fight over Encryption Is at an Impasse SCO's last arguments in 'Who owns Linux?' case vs. IBM knocked out First Report From Inside Germany's New TAFTA/TTIP Reading Room Reveals Text's Dirty Secret Moore's law really is dead this...
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Jan 16, 2016 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: EFF Confirms: T-Mobile's Binge On Optimization is Just Throttling, Applies Indiscriminately to All Video T-Mobile chief: Video throttling claim 'bullshit' As Its CEO Continues To Claim It Doesn't Throttle, T-Mobile Spokesperson Confirms Company Throttles John Legere apologizes to EFF for mocking group in throttling debate Clarifying The Bullshit From John Legere:...
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Jan 3, 2016 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: How the Internet of Things Limits Consumer Choice Tracing the Dynabook China Using US Encryption Fight To Defend Its New Encryption Backdoor Mandate Comcast Cap Blunder Highlights How Nobody Is Ensuring Broadband Meters Are Accurate New York is finally installing its promised public gigabit Wi-Fi After A Decade Of Waiting For Verizon, Town Builds Itself Gigabit...
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Dec 19, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I will be attending SCALE in the latter half of next month if anyone else planning to be there wants to meet up. I am also thinking about attending this year's LibrePlanet , in March. Please consider donating to their scholarship fund to help attendees who might not otherwise be able to go to join the event and learn more about Free Software and the community that uses and supports it. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught...
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Dec 13, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I will be attending SCALE in the latter half of next month if anyone else planning to be there wants to meet up. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: Microsoft to Open Source A Key Piece of Its Web Browser The Seriously Wacky Way Cosmologists Say We Could Encrypt Data A New Deal for Broadband Access Will Be A Key Issue in 2016 A great, low-tech hack for teaching high-tech skills The End of Internet...
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Nov 28, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I share an essay on how I realized I have been living up to my motto more than I thought. You can subscribe to a feed of articles I am reading for more. You can follow my random podcast items on HuffDuffer too.
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Nov 22, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: David Cameron capitulates to terror, proposes Britain's USA Patriot Act Congressman: To stop ISIS, let's shut down websites and social media Carnegie Mellon Says It Was Subpoenaed-And Not Paid-For Research On Breaking Tor Tor is getting a major security upgrade The Internet Will Always Suck FCC Refuses To Force Websites To Adhere To 'Do Not Track,' And That's A...
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Nov 15, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: Google Just Open Sourced TensorFlow, Its Artificial Intelligence Engine Microsoft open sources its machine learning toolkit < DOJ won’t help FCC fight state laws that harm municipal broadband Supreme Court declines to decide whether you need a warrant to get cell site data Sorry, MPAA, Court Rejects Your Plan For A Secret SOPA At The ITC Blocked! Beware of...
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Nov 8, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: Harvard Law Launches Project To Put Every Court Decision Online For Free A better way to profile multithreaded programs The Power of Nudges, for Good and Bad Website to help you choose a license for your open source projects British government will (unsuccessfully) ban end-to-end encryption The Single Biggest Mistake Programmers Make Every Day Scan a book in five...
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Oct 31, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: Botnets running on CCTVs and NASs Nina Paley Argues Why Copyright Is Brain Damage Mozilla Launches Open Source Support Program Five Things Old Programmers Should Remember Seven Things I Did To Reboot My Life Here’s How to Start Closing Silicon Valley’s Age Gap EFF Wins Petition to Inspect and Modify Car Software Wifi Networks Can Now Identify Who You Are...
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Oct 24, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: Steel -- Open-source command-line password manage pass -- the standard unix password manager The Universal Design Machines That Can See Depression on a Person's Face With goal of universal HTTPS, Let's Encrypt reaches important milestone Let's Encrypt Enters Private Beta Silicon Valley, We Have An Age Problem: Let's Start Fixing It Here How Can We Achieve Age...
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Oct 17, 2015 Thomas Gideon
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention, including: A Good Vimrc Her Code Got Humans on the Moon—And Invented Software Itself Open Source Micro-purchasing: An experiment in federal acquisition Geeks vs. Suits: What's the Real Difference between 18F and USDS? Aurous, the Popcorn Time of music, is already being sued Whatever You Think Of The RIAA's Lawsuit Over Aurous, Shouldn't We Be Concerned That It's...
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Apr 22, 2013 Thomas Gideon
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. The hacker word of the week this week is fritterware . The feature this week is a rant digging into the risks of a proposal to the W3C for inclusion in the HTML standard, EME, which would bring DRM and all its problems to the core technology underpinning the web. View the detailed show notes online .
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Apr 16, 2013 Thomas Gideon
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This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a couple of shout outs. First, friend of the podcast Ed Piskor has a new book coming out in the fall, Hip Hop Family Tree , the comics collected therein he has been syndicating freely thus far . Also an event series that may answer some of what I addressed in my NELF 2013 talk. This week's security alerts are smashing your old phone may be the best way to destroy its data and researchers looking to replace passwords with...
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Apr 1, 2013 Thomas Gideon
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no hacker word of the week this week. Listener feedback came from Paul who pointed out that something similar to camouflaged links is already possible and asked again if the legitimate uses outweigh or at least change the feasibility of warning users when scripting alters link behaviors on web pages. The feature this week is an event recording of the talk I have a couple weekends back at NELF 2013. I mentioned Aaron Swartz...
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Mar 25, 2013 Thomas Gideon
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This is a news cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. Thanks to Jonathan for inviting me to North East Linux Fest and all the friends, acquaintances and listeners I got to spend time with. In a Linux fest state of mind, I've been asked to let you all know the call for submissions is now open for Ohio Linux Fest . This week's security alerts are two new attacks on SSL/TLS and camouflaging links . In this week's news, why a geek dad hacked Donkey Kong so his daughter could play Pauline ,...
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Mar 13, 2013 Thomas Gideon
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is now hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is an event recording of Cory Doctorow from his recent book tour for "Homeland", the sequel to "Little Brother". Special thanks to Busboys and Poets and Teaching for Change for setting up a space in DC for his talk. View the detailed show notes online .
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Feb 18, 2013 Thomas Gideon
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, I include a quick review for a couple of gadgets I am trying in a laptop-less experiment: a mini keyboard and an external battery with a solar panel . The former was recommended in The Secret Lair's gift guide from last year . The hacker word of the week this week is frink . The feature this week is a contemplation of the definition of the term and experience of being a hacker. View the detailed show notes online .
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This is the Audio Diary of a Peculiar Character. These diaries are five minute, off the top of my head, audio recordings on topics related to the various themes I write about and share on this site. This diary entry includes an update on my home brewing progress so far this year.
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This is an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This time, I chat about some recent news stories that caught my attention. Code Smells, Ethical Smells A cartoon guide to Flux Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached The Final Leaked TPP Text is All That We Feared Matthew Garrett Forks the Linux Kernel
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I am on a long stay in London with a three day side trip to Paris. This is the first of hopefully at least a few recordings for this trip since it is my first time to London. This part includes my first impressions of the city and a bit about some of the non-work activities I've already undertaken.
Topics: travel, podcast, London, Paris
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This is a feature cast, an episode of Poor Richard's Podcast. In this episode, as promised, I share a letter I submitted to the Great Philadelphia Convention stating my case for why our duly elective executive should not receive a salary.
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Some random thoughts and impressions I recorded after my first day in Brussels, including all of the travel it took to get here.
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Since I will be at the EU Hackathon for the next 24 hours or so, I figured I would record my trip update a little bit early. I had a good morning out, making up for my woes last night. In addition to getting caching of Maps data working properly, I enjoyed some fantastic local culture, food and shopping.
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A few thoughts on the EU Hackathon, the reason for my trip to Brussels and the low down on the Trappist ale I missed on Monday.
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Another clear and beautiful day and plenty of excuses to be out enjoying it. While further enjoying the local beer, I also had a nice reminder of home in anticipation of my upcoming return trip.
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By demand, a short, rambly update from my first trip to Europe in late August of 2011.
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At the request of at least one friend, a follow up report after coping pretty well with my jet lag of yesterday. The audio quality is a little worse in the first few moments as I think it was recording from my laptop's internal mic, not my headset at first.
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Just some random thoughts from my last night in Budapest as I prepare for the grueling trip back home.
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I was definitely far more jet lagged in this recording. I wish it was more amusing as a consequence but I think I was just tired. At all events, here are my rambling first impressions of Paris on my thoughts on getting here.
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A better day with a few more impressions I forgot to share from my first day. Despite being at an all day meeting, I did get a chance to see and experience a bit more of the city with firmer plans to do so even more later in the week.
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Another night eating out with better luck followed by a bit of strolling, taking in more of the city including some of the most iconic sights.
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Another good day though a solid reminder, along with my now full schedule for tomorrow, that this is a business trip for me, as much as I try to get out to explore local cuisine and culture.
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My last night in Paris. Isn't that a lyric or song title? It should be. Finally an evening out with company, even if it is just work colleagues with whom I've already been spending all my days in meetings.
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This is a feature cast. I forget to mention that the folks who run the superb EFF track at Dragon*Con have a new web site. You can find archival audio and video from last year and this will be the first place to find programming information for this year. They will post links to older archival material as it becomes available. There is no hacker word of the week this week due to the length of the interview. The feature this week is an interview with usability expert and interaction architect,...
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This is news cast 195, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, an experiment, playing some CC-licensed and interesting music instead of the usual theme music. This week's security alerts are executing attack code via the ldd utility and a former anti-virus research seemingly turning against the industry. In this week's news in search of a truly open smart phone, an open protocol for aggregating comments, industry releases its first open source voting system which includes all of...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a reminder that if you want to win one of three signed copies of J.C. Hutchins' "7th Son: Descent" you need to get your email in to 7thSonNovel@gmail.com by this Friday. Use the subject line "cmdln sent me", and in the body include both the phrase, "Kilroy 2.0 is everywhere", and your mailing address. Also, I will be at Philcon , just for the day on Saturday the 21st of November. I will...
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This is news cast 196, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alerts are the latest issues arising from Windows autorun and using cloud computing to brute force crypto . In this week's news more on the FCC's power to regulate the internet , first general election to test some novel election crypto , using better investigative techniques to help preserve online privacy , and a weekend hackathon for open government . Following up this week the latest info and analysis on...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a quick review of the expansion, On the Brink , to the game Pandemic . I reviewed Pandemic on the March 25th podcast . There is no listener feedback this week. The hacker word of the week this week is evil. The feature this week is a Hacking 101 segment on the terms front end and back end development. I mention the model-viewer-controller design pattern and refer to my interview with Celeste Lyn Paul .
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This is news cast 197, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. A reminder in the intro that I will be at Philcon this coming weekend, the 20th. I am going expressly to interview Cory Doctorow about his new book, MAKERS , as well as hopefully some of his other projects . If you have questions you'd like me to consider including in the interview, send them to me this week. This week's security alerts are Firefox bugs account for 44% of all browser bugs and considering whether antivirus is dead ....
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This is news cast 197, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. A reminder in the intro that I will be at Philcon this coming weekend, the 20th. I am going expressly to interview Cory Doctorow about his new book, MAKERS , as well as hopefully some of his other projects . If you have questions you'd like me to consider including in the interview, send them to me this week. This week's security alerts are Firefox bugs account for 44% of all browser bugs and considering whether antivirus is dead ....
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a final reminder I will be at Philcon this weekend, so no news show on Sunday. There almost definitely will be a feature show next week since I should have my interview with Cory to release. Also a revelation, that "Dreams with Sharp Teeth" has convinced me I am not much of a curmudgeon. There is no listener feedback this week. The hacker word of the week this week is Evil Empire . The feature this week is a...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. I am delaying listener feedback until the next feature cast due to the holiday week and the length of the feature. There is no new hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is my third interview with Cory Doctorow in as many years. This time, we speak mostly about his new novel, "MAKERS" . My friend Dan, from Geekadelphia , took some great pictures while we were interviewing. You can see the best of those...
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This is news cast 198, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a quick Philcon recap. See my earlier post for more. This week's security alerts are details on an exploitable flaw in older versions of MSIE including news of an actual exploit and the latest iPhone worm snags bank credentials . In this week's news research suggesting combining the promising techniques in quantum computing to produce a viable system sooner (this builds on recent work by NIST and a design for a photon...
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This is news cast 199, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alerts are malware may start affecting non-jailbroken iPhones and testing whether Google's new DNS resolver is secure . I wrote about Google's new offering earlier in the week . In this week's news latest ACTA leak seems to confirm the worst exceeding EU and Canadian copyright policy and makes better sense of KEI Director James Love's encounter with USTR chief Ron Kirk , standalone JavaScript , historical...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a quick review of the film, " Astro Boy ", based on the original manga by Osamu Tezuka . I also highly recommend Dan's review of the film on Geekadelphia. Listener feedback this week is from Philip who wrote in to comment on my nowhere to go rant . The hacker word of the week this week is exec . The feature this week is a monologue on the social gravity well.
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This is news cast 200, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alerts are attackers improve on techniques to use Twitter to conceal their efforts and malware found in a Gnome screen saver . In this week's news a massive class action suit against the labels for copyright infringement , a new open government directive from the Obama administration though it notably doesn't include making the White House's practices transparent and may present certain loop holes , quantum key...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, I urge you to consider Creative Commons and Public Knowledge in your year end giving as well as EFF. Also, I will be on hiatus after the show on the 20th. That will be the last show of the year and the first show of next year will be the feature cast on the 6th of January. There is no listener feedback this week. The hacker word of the week this week is exercise, left as an . The feature this week is a Hacking 101...
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This is news cast 201, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's only security alerts is development of a counter tool to a forensics suite, COFEE, that Micrsoft offers but was leaked and the announcement to that counter tool, DECAF, was just a stunt . In this week's news an investigation into Monsanto's predatory patent licensing practices brought to my attention via Glyn Moody's comparison of the agri-giant to Microsoft , the latest developments with the Australian plan to filter...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, some thoughts on the loss of a friend. There is no listener feedback this week. There is no hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is a Hacking 101 on speed and the practice of performance tuning. I mention my previous Inner Chapters on complexity and debugging though I referred to it incorrectly as trouble shooting or problem solving. I also refer to Wikipedia's entry of Big O notation, specifically...
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This is news cast 202, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro a shout out to SLUG and a huge thank you to Holger for his ongoing donation. Also, if you are a listener, reader or acquaintance of Tee Morris' and want to know how you can help in his time of need, you can donate to a fund for his daughter , participate in an auction schedule for next month , or buy one of his many excellent books . This week's security alerts are Adobe finally working on a software updater and 768-bit...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a quick recap of my experiences at World's Fair Use Day . I may share a longer blog post or podcast segment once I finally get a chance to sift through my notes. Listener feedback is from Philippe who mentions Xdebug and Philip who mentions Devel::NYTProf which just had a recent release . Both wrote in response to my Hacking 101 on speed and performance, specifically to my open question about profilers. Thanks for the...
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This is news cast 203, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro a quick overview on my convention schedule for this year. This week's security alert is just an in depth discussion of a concerning interview that revealed some internal privacy issues at Facebook . In this week's news I spend more time on Google's announcement that it is reviewing its operations in China . Wired has more details from an inside source . Glyn Moody suggests a reasonable hypothesis of why now . And Mac...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. No listener feedback this week. Due to the length of the interview, there is also no new hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is an interview with Danny O'Brien on ACTA. I was inspired to contact Danny after hearing him on FLOSS Weekly . In the course of the interview, we mention Michael Geist , Knowledge Ecology and Public Knowledge . Visit EFF to learn more about ACTA and the other issues on which Danny is...
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This is news cast 204, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. This week's security alert are an odd interaction between AT&T's mobile network and Facebook with some clarification and a seventeen year old Windows flaw . In this week's news CBS keeps some public domain videos locked away in its vault though the status of the video seems clear but the situation may have been exaggerated , another proposal to re-write HTTP , consequences of Google's map, reduce patent , and US secretary of...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. No listener feedback this week. The hacker word of the week this week is eye candy . The feature this week is a monologue on the hacker hero in literature. I mention the myths of Enki and Prometheus . I refer to the Steampunk anthology and Paul diFilippo's Steampunk trilogy . I also cite the works of both Charlie Stross and Rudy Rucker. I even touch on Disney's Wall-E.
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This is news cast 205, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, information about a couple of great upcoming events: Free Culture X and the Southern California Linux Expo . This week's security alert are fighting spam with captured botnets and examining an exploit kit . In this week's news what history can tell us about HTML5, open video and h.264 with confirmation that patented codecs aren't compatible with free software , a framework for a folk or para-copyright , Amazon and...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a quick review of Ed Piskor's latest installment in his WIZZYWIG series, Volume 3: Fugitive . Listener feedback this week is from Marc, Hugh and Joel who commented on my iPad remarks and yareckon who commented on the Hacker Hero monologue. Both of those segments were part of the episode from January 27th . MArc and Hugh shared their thoughts on the web site . Joel sent me Mark Pilgrim's post on iPad and I mention...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. There is no listener feedback this week. There is no hacker word of the week this week, due to the length of the feature. The feature this week is audio I recorded from a panel I moderated this past weekend at Farpoint . Farpoint was the first convention where I was invited as a participant, four years ago. The panel audio is from the Copyright, Copywrong discussion panel I moderated.
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This is news cast 206, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a reminder that CopyNight is Monday and that Nina Paley is speaking at American on Wednesday, the 24th . This week's security alerts are the first denial of service attack and botnets attacking each other . In this week's news PA school district caught spying on students via laptop web cams (which may be part of a larger trend ) resulting in a letter from the school officials who feel they did no wrong though now the...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. No listener feedback this week. Due to the length of the interview, there is also no new hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is an interview with cartoonist and animator, Nina Paley , creator of " Sita Sings the Blues ". I've spoken and written about Nina's story before, the troubles clearing her use of Annette Hanshaw's torch songs that led her to work with Karl Fogel at QuestionCopyright.org . In...
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This is news cast 207, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, explaining my advertise experiment, a change to the podcast's license going forward, and OggCamp 10 . This week's security alerts are OpenDNS adopts and explains DNSCurve and anatomy of a SQL injection attack . In this week's news a new technique for improve random number generation , circumvention is not enough to foil censorship , trade association wants USTR to equate open source with piracy (I've talked about the...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. No listener feedback this week. Due to the length of the interview, there is also no new hacker word of the week this week. The feature this week is an interview with my good friend and fellow podcaster , Chris Miller. Chris has provided me with conference reports twice before, for Google I/O in 2008 and SCALE 7x in 2009. This time he joins me to report on his experience at PyCon 2010 . In the course of the discussion, we mention...
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This is news cast 208, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a huge thank you to Chris Miller for his ongoing donation. Also inspired by my latest appearance on The Secret Lair to discuss free content and supporting artists, some brief thoughts on my own views towards the show and earning something from it. This week's security alerts are a several OpenSSL flaw and research on statistical attacks on security questions . I recommend treating security answers where they are...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, my thanks to Kreg Steppe and Geoff for their generous support through their donations this past week. Also, if you have not taken the Ada Lovelace Day Pledge please do so . Sydney Padua's madcap web comic has my favorite depiction of Ada, one I'll bear in mind as I choose my subject to blog on the day. Listener feedback this week is from Eric and Jon in response to my interview with Nina Paley , specifically our...
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This is news cast 209, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a call for help with my new experiment , this time with a way to reward and encourage donors. Also, happy Pi Day . This week's security alerts are researchers build an 8K smart phone botnet and share their motivations for doing so and some findings and a serious Apache exploit is discovered . In this week's news theoretical breakthrough for quantum crypto , Apple iPhone developer agreement comes to light leading to my...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, my thanks to Lee and Cory for their generous support through their donations this past week. Both qualify for the limited edition cmdln merit badges. I also share an update on the badge experiment for the benefit of those who don't read the web site. There is no listener feedback this week. The hacker word of the week this week is fall through . The feature this week is a new Inner Chapter on tools. In it, I mention...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a correction on the rant (I recorded it previously) based on further explanation by Cory in the Lab Out Loud interview about price discrimination and demand elasticity. Also, Happy Ada Lovelace Day . As pledged, I've written a blog post for the day. I also share a badge update . And thanks go to new monthly donor, Andrew. Listener feedback this week is from an anonymous correspondent agreeing with my thoughts on the...
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This is news cast 210, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, thanks to new donors this week, Rhonda and Jonathan. Also a very quick update on the badge experiment. This week's security alerts are attackers using attack-in-depth and security alerts for Gmail . In this week's news a detailed proposal for copyright reform , a side channel info leak despite web encryption , Chris Soghoian and Sid Stamm publish a paper on SSL spoofing and EFF proposes some means to deal with it , and...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a call for help with topics for programming focused segments for the next few weeks and an announcement that there will be no news show this Sunday. There is no listener feedback this week. The hacker word of the week this week is faradize . The feature this week is a monologue on why CopyNight is important. In it I mention cultural critic, Mark Dery , and Christine Harold's book, " OurSpace ".
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, an update on the advertising experiment . There is no listener feedback this week. The hacker word of the week this week is farm . The feature this week is a monologue on Java, the Gray Lady. In it, I mention COM , specifically criticisms against it. I also mention a timely piece by Neil McAllister and the Zen of Python .
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This is news cast 211, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, thanks to new donor this week, David. This week's security alerts are a new site collecting privacy and security info on apps and services and a vulnerability in WebKit's handling of the blink tag . In this week's news reverse engineering facial recognition to develop dazzle camouflage (a story I also wrote up on the web site ), asking whether IBM broke its open source patent pledge with their response and clarifying...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, thanks to Robert for his donation. Also an announcement, that there will be no news show this weekend due to time constraints resulting from family and personal commitments. There is no listener feedback this week. The hacker word of the week this week is fascist . The feature this week is an interview Josh Stearns of Free Press about the Comcast-NBC acquisition. In it, we mention the Free Press resource page on the...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, a reminder that CopyNight here in DC is next Tuesday . Also, an update on the badge experiment. And thanks to Kevin M. and George for their donations this past week. Listener feedback this week is from Robert. He recommends the radio show and podcast, Media Matters . The hacker word of the week this week is fat electrons . The feature this week is an interview with Lee Tien, senior staff attorney at EFF. We discuss...
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This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. In the intro, thanks to Josh for his donation and a call for ideas for a premium for larger donations. I'm looking for something as unique and distinctive as the merit badges that would be appropriate for $50 or more and monthly donations of $5 or more. There is no listener feedback this week. The hacker word of the week this week is fat-finger . The feature this week is a rant where I try to get to exactly what it is that bugs me...
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